24 Feb '12, 11am

Casino operators expected to do more to promote responsible gambling

SINGAPORE : Casino operators in Singapore are expected to do more to promote responsible gaming. This comes as the government announced on Thursday that it is studying "circuit breakers" employed by casinos in Holland, Austria and Australia. Circuit breakers are safeguards targeted at gamblers with poor self control. However, there are differing opinions as to whether such measures will work and if the onus should be on authorities to mandate the safeguards, or on the casinos to implement them. It has been two years since the two casinos opened in Singapore, and authorities are still studying how best to deal with the social fallout. Taking its cue from three countries, Singapore is considering circuit breakers such as getting casinos to form a dedicated team of counsellors to help problem gamblers, registering all casino guests to red flag repeat visitors who gamble exces...

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